Nursing Manager

at Life Westville Hospital
Published July 5, 2022
Location Durban, South Africa
Category Management  
Job Type Full-Time  


A vacancy exists for a Nurse Manager based at Life Westville Hospital, Durban, reporting to the Hospital Manager, Atish Maharaj. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing, leading and coordinating the nursing function within the hospital in line with hospital and company strategic objectives of growth, quality and people.


Critical Outputs

Effective operational management of clinical outcomes


Ensure optimal functioning of nursing operations by establishing clinical care risks with Unit Managers, developing and implementing nursing care strategy and regular progress reviews with multi-disciplinary team including driving compliance to LHC clinical standards

Drive compliance and improvement of LHC & nursing quality metrics and quality accreditation systems to ensure reduction of risks and as safe patient environment

Lead, drive and participate in various LHC & Nursing quality initiatives and BOP’s

Effective financial management


Plan, prepare and monitor budget monthly, manage, together with relevant stakeholders, labour spend in line with budget, patient requirements and actual activities, RSRT environment and ensure continued focus on internal DSO

Effective people management


Participate actively in Hospital management committee meetings.

Recruit, retain, motivate and develop staff according to LHC people policies and practices.

Effective building of relationships with internal/external stakeholders


Ensure productive working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders by participating in various forums, cross-functional activities and by identifying networking opportunities.

Effective marketing


Market the professional image of Nursing and the Hospital within the community, participate actively in marketing initiatives and promote nursing as a career.

Drive formal nurse training and CPD to address critical shortage and competence.

Governance and risk management


Ensure optimal management of departmental governance to achieve sound business ethics, risk management and control with appropriate transparencies and controls




Degree / Diploma in Nursing

Post-graduate qualification is advantageous.

Current registration with South African Nursing Council

5 years’ relevant clinical experience and knowledge of the critical outputs within a medium or large hospital

5 years’ proven leadership and management experience within a medium or large healthcare facility (ideally private healthcare)

Basic understanding of labour legislation.

Understanding of business principles and a commercial orientation

Computer proficiency (MS office)

Driver’s license and ability to travel

Sound business acumen




Problem-solving, analysis and judgement


Engaging diversity

Verbal & written communication and presentation


Drive & energy

Building relationships

Customer responsiveness

Organisational awareness

Leading by example

Motivating and developing people

Excellence orientation

Ethical behaviour


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